Macedonia’s parliament postpones June 5 elections

The Republic of Macedonia’s governing coalition parties, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI (Democratic  Union for Integration), voted in parliament on May 18 to postpone the June 5 elections, as the Constitutional Court had cancelled this election date, which was part of the Przino Agreement.

The cancellation of the election date followed the failure to meet all the necessary conditions for the elections and followed a boycott by the opposition and by coalition party BDI.

VMRO-DPMNE and BDI also accepted the resignation of the opposition’s ministers, that of the Ministry of Interior and that of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, but also of the deputy ministers who were part of the Przino Agreement which aimed at overcoming the political crisis.

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